Faced with Adversity, What Does Rell Do? Form a Task Force (or Two), of Course. It’s the Connecticut Way.

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  Here’s Gov. Rell’s latest news release             “Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced she is assembling a panel of state agencies – to be chaired by Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas – to identify the cause and origin of the Kleen Energy power plant explosion in Middletown on Sunday, including any potential […] [Read More]
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DeLauro, Courtney: There will be Congressional Hearings into Middletown Explosion

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney said this afternoon that they’ve been assured that there will be a Congressional hearing on yesterday’s explosion. They said there were eerie similarities between yesterday and a June 9 blast in Garner, N.C. [Read More]
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Blumenthal Counts the Offshore-Money-Hiders

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   The Blogster would like to know how many of those 148 tax-dodging state taxpayers who voluntarily disclosed their secret bank accounts with Swiss-based UBS, live in Greenwich.  The state Dept. of Revenue Services reported last week that the program has netted $2 million in tax revenue. Here’s some distillation of this morning’s news release. […] [Read More]
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Gov. Rell Statement in Middletown

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“The scene in Middletown is still very active and dozens of state, local and other officials are working tirelessly. Their efforts are expected to continue through the rest of the day and night and into tomorrow. As details are confirmed, Middletown officials, who have control of the scene, will brief the community and the media. […] [Read More]
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DEP Responds to Middletown Plant Explosion

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Dennis Schain, spokesman for the DEP, says the agency’s emergency response unit are on site, conducting air quality monitoring and assisting other state and local agencies in the search and rescue.  “At this point our first concern is to help in locating and providing care for anyone who may have been injured in the explosion,” […] [Read More]
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Lawmakers Playing Nice-Nice and Bipartisan for a Change? Thanks Goodness for Larry Cafero

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The Blogster was frightened a wee bit this week when Democrats responded to the governor’s Obama-style calls for civility with..well.. civility.  Fortunately, there’s House Minority Leader Larry Cafero, who’s hoping to grow his tony 36-member caucus in the 2010 elections.  Here he is on the budget and politics: “If I were some of the Democratic candiates […] [Read More]
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Blogster Announces Annual Paycheck-Envy Report on House and Senate Caucuses

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Here’s the annual report on those House and Senate staffers who a) work too hard for little money or b) hardly work for the big bucks. Pass these listings, courtesy of Legislative Management, around the office. As usual, the list, which was requested under the state Freedom of Information Act, doesn’t include title or job […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays Feeds the House Leader who Feeds Him

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Chris Shays, our former long-time congressman from the Fourth District, was among the gaggle of potential gubernatorial candidates in the state Capitol yesterday for the opening kickoff of the 2010 session. Unlike the other possible candidates, Shays no longer lives in the state. Also unlike the other candidates, Shays came up to the Capitol Press […] [Read More]
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